Fondant On Cookies?

Baking By snocilla Updated 25 Dec 2009 , 12:27pm by snocilla

snocilla Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 8:15pm
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I don't usually decorate cookies, I'm normally a cake person, but I decided to decorate some cookies for Christmas to leave for Santa. I was planning to just decorate them with buttercream, like I would with a cake, but then my 3-year-old said she wants to cut out 'fondant cookies'. This basically means she wants to use the cookie cutters to cut shapes out of fondant. But this made me think, what if I cover a cookie in the same shape of fondant. For instance, put green tree-shaped fondant on a tree shaped cookie and then add buttercream ornaments and such. Will this work? I am assuming it won't go all the way to the edge since the cookie will rise and spread when it bakes, but that's ok. Do I need to put anything under the fondant? Anyone have any tips on doing this?

Thanks a bunch!

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badkitty Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 8:36pm
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I usually either put the fondant on as soon as I take the cookies out of the oven or apply a thin coat of jam/preserves etc. You can also use a little thinned corn syrup and probably a few other things too!

This is such an easy way to 'ice' a cookie and I've yet to find anyone who doesn't like them!

snocilla Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 8:47pm
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Thanks for the advice badkitty! This makes me feel a little more confident.

badkitty Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:04pm
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They really are simple to do and your 3yo will be able to help too! icon_smile.gif Have fun!!

snocilla Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:10pm
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Thanks! I'll let you know how they turn out... we probably won't do them until tomorrow though.

Tiffany29 Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:23pm
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Here are mine if you'd like to see.

I made some the other day. It was so much easier and faster than icing one at a time. This way you can cut the fondant while the cookies bake. I put it directly on the cookie right out of the oven and it stuck without a glue.

KHalstead Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:40pm
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I LOVE using fondant on cookies (so easy when you're impatient like me, because you only have to wait 10 min. for the background icing to set up with fondant vs. 1 full day with royal).....if you don't want to monkey with the hot cookies with your lil' can always brush the cookie with corn syrup and lay the fondant cut out on top too!

indydebi Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:47pm
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Here's a thread with some ideas and pics of fondant on cookies:

snocilla Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 11:05pm
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Thank you all for the tips!

So glad you're sticking around, Debi! You're always so helpful.

Tiffany, your cookies are exactly what I was envisioning! Thanks!

I didn't realize the same people who are cake experts are also cookie experts too! LOL!

millermom Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 11:35pm
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Rolled BC is another idea. I like the flavor/texture better myself. Just another idea

metria Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 11:41pm
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Satin Ice's website has a video tutorial for covering a cookie with fondant:

Look for "Anne Heap | Cover Cookies"

Tiffany29 Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 12:38am
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Tiffany, your cookies are exactly what I was envisioning! Thanks!

Glad to help! Have fun!

snocilla Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 3:34am
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So we made cookies and I put fondant on them last night. I was going to decorate with buttercream tonight, but I got so busy with everything else to get ready for Christmas. And then my daughter fell asleep at about 6:00, and so I didn't even worry about it. I did really like the way the fondant looked on them though.

snocilla Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 3:35am
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By the way, my daughter decided to make eyes and such with her fingers, hence all the indentations.

luv2bake6 Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 3:51am
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Very nice and i'm sure your daughter had lots of fun.

Tiffany29 Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 4:54am
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Those turned out so cute, I love the snowmen! icon_smile.gif
Merry Christmas!

snocilla Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 12:27pm
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Merry Christmas to you too Tiffany! And to everyone else as well!

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